I'm past week 4 and here is the weekly update.
This week I had some trouble staying on track with breakfast. My milk went sour and I didn't replace it until late in the week. One of the mornings I just had fruit, another I ate some peanuts when I got to work (peanuts are my prescribed “emergency” hunger remedy by the way), and another morning I stopped at McDonald's and got a Sausage McMuffin (I know). My snacks and lunch stayed pretty much on track, except for Thursday when our engineering lunch was at Hank's Hamburgers. I got the healthiest sounding thing on the menu, the chicken club, which turned out to be a fried chicken patty. I also stole 1 or 2 fries from someone else.
My cheat meal for the week was taken on Saturday night. I had been craving some Papa John's Pizza, so I ordered the XL4 with ham, three cheese, sausage, and italian sausage. For those that don't know, an XL is larger than a large pizza, and I used to be able to eat the whole pizza. I could not do it this time; I left two slices, which one of my roommates gladly ate. However, the pizza made me extremely thirsty. I drink three whole glasses of water while I was eating it and probably another gallon and a half before I went to bed. That's a lot of water.
This week my exercises changed a lot. Instead of walking 3 times per week (Monday-Wednesday-Friday), I do it only 2 times per week (Tuesday-Thursday). Also, instead of doing 30 minutes in 10-5-5-5-5 with 1 minute rests, I have to do 30 minutes in 10-10-10 with 1 minute rests. I thought this was going to be a lot harder without all of the rests, but I must be getting better at this whole fast-walking business. I've started switching between walking fast and doing more of a jogging style. I guess it's alright to do this as long as I keep up the same pace. Thursday, I was being pushed to go faster for the last minute, and I decided to try to run. I had no idea I could run for a whole minute after working so hard for 29 minutes.
Now Monday-Wednesday-Friday I started anew exercise routine. My roommate set up his weight bench and weights. Monday was the initiation so I only did one set of the weights portion, but Wednesday and Friday I was doing 3 sets of the following:
I've been doing all of these with 15 pounds on each arm. The shoulder presses and triceps are the hardest things for me. I was usually screaming like a girl on them near the end of the last set.
My weight on Sunday, April 11th at 8 AM was back up to 374.2 lbs. This was a gain of about 1 pound. I think having my cheat meal and all the water the night before played a significant part in this, and I was most likely a lot better of than that the day before. We'll see if I'm right next week.